[uf-discuss] entry permalink in hatom

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Wed Jan 4 14:13:26 PST 2006

Hi Tantek,

On Jan 4, 2006, at 2:02 PM, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> Are you suggesting we put in a stub page on the wiki for everything we
> re-use from HTML 4.01?
> (not a rhetorical question)

I do think there is value in having *something* on our wiki for  
"underused" elements from HTML that are much more important in the  
microformats world than in traditional web publishing. In particular,  
I think it would *extremely* helpful to have something on:

* the various predefined rel tags in HTML 4
* profiles
* address

Maybe call it an "HTML refresher course", for those of us who never  
actually read the spec. :-)

I'm sure I'm not the only one surprised to learn that 'rel-bookmark'  
was actually part of HTML, and I personally think "the principle of  
least surprise" is often more important than a strict interpretation  
of "DRY."   When I run into an interesting semantic XHTML design  
pattern, my first instinct would be "look it up on the microformats  
wiki" rather than -first- check to see if its some obscure (or even  
not-so-obscure) part of HTML I'd never heard of...

-- Ernie P.

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